Sophai N., 29, and her husband, Hun Hor, 33, live on an island in Mekong River, about fifteen kilometers from Phnom Penh. They were married in 2001 and have two young daughters. One is in school.
Sophai has been a silk weaver for almost 12 years. She sells her finished products to a middle man in the village who sells to customers in Phnom Penh. Her husband is also a silk weaver. He used to be a wooden house builder.
Sophai is requesting a loan of $1,000 to purchase silk materials to continue her family's silk weaving business.
MAXIMA Mikroheranhvatho is a Cambodian microfinance institution founded in 2000 to help low-income rural and urban people and small- to medium-sized businesses (SMEs) access financial services. Sustainable access to credit helps to create jobs and enables business owners improve their living conditions, educate their children, provide health care to their families, and more. It also enables the rural poor to remain at home with their families, rather than moving to city centers in search of employment.